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Sahar Yaftaly, DMD
A Great Dentist

Meet Dr. Sahar Yaftaly, DMD


Dr. Sahar Yaftaly strives to help every patient achieve a healthy smile. Her passion for dentistry began byvolunteering at the Free Clinic of Simi Valley where she met her mentor, Dr. Josie Dovidio, who inspiredher to pursue a career in dentistry. Her desire is to make every patient feel as if they are part of thefamily and offers enthusiasm while providing high quality comprehensive dental care. Dr. Sahar Yaftalyis a Simi Valley native and is thrilled to be able to serve the community in which she was raised.

Meet Dr. Josie Dovidio, DDS


As a dentist, Dr. Dovidio loves helping her patients and making their experience more comfortable, as opposed to an event to dread. Her goals are to create long-term relationships between our team and our patients that establish a sense of trust based upon our tradition of warmth and caring, provide dental services and techniques with an emphasis on patient education and prevention, and do both at a level higher than our patients have ever experienced.

Our Mission


We like our patients to feel at home when they come to our office – to enter as patients and leave as friends. Our purpose is to provide quality care for the entire family, with the advantages of modern technology paired with the comfort of an old-town private practice.

When should I bring my child in to see a dentist?

You can bring your child to see Dr. Dovidio/Dr. Yaftaly when they are two years old, but we encourage our patients to bring their children along on appointments so that they can become familiar with the office and our team before it’s time for their first check-up. Of course, if you have concerns about your child’s dental health, Dr. Dovidio/Dr. Yaftaly will gladly meet with you to discuss them.

It is important to protect your child’s gums before the first tooth erupts. Dr. Dovidio/Dr. Yaftaly can advise you on topics ranging from infant oral care and thumb-sucking to extended bottle and pacifier use. Once your child’s teeth come in, you can show them how to brush and floss their teeth, holding their toothbrush and taking care that they spit and rinse. During their first check-up, Dr. Dovidio/Dr. Yaftaly will take digital x-rays to see that their teeth are developing properly and inspect them for cavities. Afterwards, you can schedule regular dental cleanings and check-ups.

If you want additional protection for your child’s teeth, consult with Dr. Dovidio/Dr. Yaftaly about sealants and fluoride varnishes. Fluoride varnish is applied with a small brush to your child’s teeth and helps to strengthen the enamel. A sealant, which is a thin layer of plastic painted onto the teeth, helps to protect the teeth from food and plaque.

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